USD School of Law Alumnus Scott Martinez ’06 (JD) Named Denver City Attorney

Scott Martinez ’06 (JD)

Denver (December 5, 2013) – Today, Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock appointed Scott Martinez, '06 (JD), city attorney for the City and County of Denver, a key position responsible for advising and representing the city on a broad range of legal and policy matters.

"Scott brings an innovative and energetic approach to the City Attorney's Office that will greatly benefit the city and all its residents," says Mayor Hancock. “I am thrilled to be able to promote from within our strong team someone with the legal acumen and passion for community that Scott brings."

Serving two years as deputy city attorney, Martinez managed the daily operations of the city attorney's office. In his capacity as city attorney, Martinez will provide legal representation to all city officials, agencies, departments, boards and commissions, as well as 200 attorneys and staff.

"I am committed to bring cutting-edge solutions to our evolving legal landscape and honored to assume such an important role," says Martinez. "It's a dream come true to serve as Mayor Hancock's counsel, and I will defend the city and its people with all that I have."

About Scott Martinez ’06 (JD)

Before joining the city attorney's office, Martinez practiced at Holland and Hart LLP in its government investigations and white-collar defense practice group. Martinez is a member of the board of the Colorado Bar Association, the Board of Directors of the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, and the Board of Advisors to the Byron White Center for the Study of American Constitutional Law at the University of Colorado. Martinez received his bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his JD degree from the University of San Diego School of Law.

About the University of San Diego School of Law

Recognized for the excellence of its faculty, curriculum and clinical programs, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law enrolls approximately 900 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest law, and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 81 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 23rd worldwide in all-time faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.


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